Sirius and XM merger has made it through the Justice Department

The merger of the only two satellite radio companies has been approved by the Justice Department who determines whether or not it would negatively affect consumers or not. The only hurdle left is the FCC.


NHS-130C Rack Mounted home theaters system from Sony

You would think that if someone was going to put out the money for a system like this, it would be a bit more practical than this particular system is. However this thing is loaded with all HD and SD goodness that you could possibly want from top to bottom.


Clear Channel, FCC, XM, and Sirius in massive pile up, but there may be an end in sight

So ever since XM and Sirius even mentioned the possibility that they might be merging they have had to battle the FCC, the NAB, and Clear Channel to the death. Well apparently they got past the FCC (sort of) and past the NAB and now their last opponent is Clear Channel.


Palm Centro Review

Well, I got mine earlier today and have been playing with it; it’s the same color as the OnCentro one. I must say, I love it.

First off, I have a Helio Fin with a 3MP cam, and a Moto Q with a 1.3MP cam with flash, the Palm Centro, in my opinion, took a better picture than either of the other two. That amazed me.


SCV1 Backseat TV from Sirius – More entertainment on the road

A lot of people travel with kids, and one of the biggest issues with doing so is keeping them entertained. These days simple coloring books just don’t seem to cut it. Personally I just need some good music and my DS and I’m set. Many people tend to rely on backseat DVD players to keep the young ones from getting bored, but how many times can they watch the same few DVDs that you brought with you? Sirius has the answer.


Sirius Stiletto 2

Sirius recently unveiled their latest iteration of their portable satellite radios, the Stiletto 2. The best part is it’s smaller and lighter than the original Stiletto.

So normally a decrease in size isn’t enough to warrant and entirely new product, so what features came with the diet? Enhanced WiFi is the first, then there is a new microSD card slot and better library management.


Sonos’ Home Audio Just Got A Sirius Boost

LinuxDevices is reporting, Sonos, known for their easy set-up home audio equipment and wireless streaming of all sorts of audio, has recently made the choice to add Sirius to their list of services they offer.

We did a review of some of their older equipment a while back, you can find that here. Since then they have added a pair of speakers to their lineup and that’s pretty much it. The big news comes in the form of this being one of the first Linux-powered devices to be granted the right to play Sirius.


XM – Sirius Merger May Bring About Choice

Which is always good right? Apparently the deal is $6.95 per month for the first 50 channels of your choosing from one provider. From there it goes up to $14.95, but you get to choose up to 100 channels from either provider.


Doubts cast on Sirius & XM merger; are they the only winners?

Mergers, eh?  Some might say they’re bad news – big companies getting even bigger and squashing out the little guy – whilst others think they’re a good thing.  XM and Sirius are the latest big boys to do the dance of the frotting assets and they’ve pushed the company line that consumer-experience won’t be negatively impacted, most notably through price rises.

It might, however, be a case of what’s not said being more important, as Gene Kimmelman of the Consumers Union suggests:

“The heads of XM and Sirius want consumers to believe that prices won’t rise after a merger, but that’s probably not the case. By highlighting a price freeze for the old package of services, they leave the impression that’s what consumers will pay for the new, combined offerings. But they haven’t really said what the new prices will be”


Sirius Stiletto – judged to be a p.o.s.

Yikes, and it was all going, well, not too bad for the Sirius Stiletto – the hotly anticipated satellite radio DAP that promised so much and yet, as Travis Hudson found out, delivers very little.  His quibbles?  Zero indoor and patchy outdoor reception, the ergonomics of a brick (and not a pleasant brick, no, the nasty kind), slow WiFi (the Stiletto uses ‘b’) and a limited number of internet radio channels to choose from, oh, and the headphones (which have the aerial built-in, so you can’t change them) are uncomfortable and look dorky.  All in all, not a great showing.


Sirius Stiletto comes out to play

Looks like the first Sirius Stiletto satellite radios are emerging into the wild, snuffling their little noses and blinking at the welcoming sun. First reports are of great reception when using the headphone cable as an antenna, with fair-to-middlin’ results with the internal receptor. Check out the flickr gallery from which these images were taken from for the full, no-holds-barred unboxing, and a video showing some deeply slick menu surfing after the jump.


The SIRIUS Stiletto is Back On

Words out that after being stopped about 2 weeks ago possibly due to intervention of the FCC, the SIRIUS Stiletto 100 is now back on for preorders. However, the ship date remains uncertain but most likely will be in late September or early October. Sites such as TSS-Radio have already placed the Stiletto back on its website along with its video. Hope its a smooth road from here on, we’ll keep you posted.

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